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What to Consider When Purchasing a Carport

When you’re looking for a great way to keep your car safe from the weather, a carport is a fantastic option. One of the primary reasons that we love carports is because of how much opportunity there is to create the perfect carport based on your needs. In today’s blog post, we are going to touch on a few of the things that you should take into consideration when you decide to invest in a carport.


Without a doubt, one of the first things that you’re going to need to determine is the size that you’d like your carport to be. When you decide the size of your carport, you want to take into consideration how many cars you’re planning on parking under the carport. If you are only looking for some additional covered parking for your home, a single carport should suffice. On the other hand, if this is going to be your main form of parking, then having a two-car carport would be a better investment.


While we’re on the topic of size, it’s good to mention that you are going to need to consider more than just the number of cars that you plan on parking in your carport. A frequently forgotten factor that needs to be considered is the overall size of your vehicles. This will play a part in determining the overall size of carport that will best work for you. So, before you settle on any one carport, make sure that you take some time and determine the height and width of your car.


In order to add a carport to your property, you need to have a location that is going to provide suitable footing for the structure. While carports are by no means the heavier parking option available, they do bear some weight. Depending on if you plan on cementing the ground where the carport will be placed will also factor into where you choose to place the carport.

Aside from the quality of the ground that you’ll be placing the carport on, you want to make sure that you have enough space for the carport itself. Once you’ve figured out which size carport is going to be best for you, take those measurements and make sure that the carport is going to fit. Don’t forget to consider the height of the carport when you do this, there could be trees or powerlines that would affect the location that you choose.

The important thing is to make sure that you factor in where exactly you’ll be placing the carport before you place your order. There’s nothing worse than having a carport that you can’t make use of.


The carports made by Wholesale Direct Carports are all going to be metal, but there is some freedom in the colors that you’re able to select. Once you’ve determined what size you’d like your carport to be, it’s time to choose your colors. More often than not, we see people choosing colors that are a close match to those of their house. That way, even if the carport isn’t directly next to your home, there is some unison across the property.


When it comes to narrowing down the carport that you want to purchase, you’re most definitely going to have to consider the amount of coverage that you want. A common misconception is that carports are only going to offer coverage from above, but the reality is that there are various options in terms of coverage. You can choose a carport that has a roof and open sides, or a carport that has full sides and a roof, or you can select a carport that is a combination and has one side walled while the other is open. At the end of the day, this will all come down to the amount of coverage that you’d like to get out of your carport.

Contact Wholesale Direct Carports

If you’re ready to order a carport for your home, let the team at Wholesale Direct Carport help. Our years of experience have made it easy for us to help homeowners design the carport they’ve always wanted. With financing available and free delivery, there’s absolutely no reason not to work with our team! Browse the variety of RV carports, standard carports, and combo carports that we offer and customize your very own today!